HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited
HORSE RACE BETTING RULES
These Rules have been made by the Board of Directors of HKJC
Horse Race Betting Limited in accordance with its Memorandum
and Articles of Association to govern the conduct of all horse
race betting, whether by means of a Totalisator or otherwise.
These Rules may be amended from time to time by the Board of
Directors of HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited and such
amendments will become effective upon approval thereof by the
Board of Directors of HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited.
A notice advising of amendments to these Rules and/or
determinations and/or declarations made pursuant to these Rules
will be posted on the notice boards at the Operator's Headquarters
and at the Betting Locations and no further notice will be given.
A copy of these Rules is available for inspection on request at the
Operator's Headquarters and at the Betting Locations, and for
study at the Club's website.
All Backers tendering Bets with HKJC Horse Race Betting
Limited are deemed to have agreed to accept and be bound by
these Rules, all amendments to these Rules, and all
determinations and all declarations made pursuant to these Rules
from time to time.
These Rules are available in both Chinese and English versions.
In the event of any inconsistency between the two versions, the
English language version shall prevail.
1.1 In these Rules, unless otherwise specified:
“1st”, “2nd”, “3rd” or “4th” means the horse(s) placed first, second,
third or fourth, respectively, by authority of the Stewards when the
“Weighed in Signal” is displayed.
“All Up Betting” means that system of Betting on the Win, Place,
Quinella, Quinella Place or Trio Pools under these Rules where a
Backer selects a horse or horses in races of his choice and requests the
Operator to process any Dividend entitlement or Refund on subsequent
races and selections in accordance with the Backer's irrevocable
instruction and such predetermined formulae which the Operator from
time to time may permit.
“Backer” means any person who places a Bet.
“Banker” means a horse or horses nominated by a Backer to be in every
permutation of a selected Bet Combination.
“Bet” includes reference to:
(a) a Valid Bet; or
(b) the tender by a Backer of his selection or selections in a
particular horse race bet type either through the medium of a
Betting Ticket or through Telephone Betting, Electronic Shroff
Card, Customer Input Terminal, Internet Facility or any other
means utilised by the Operator and which tender becomes
eligible under these Rules to be processed by the Operator; or
(c) a Random Bet.
“Bet Combination” means, in each case where the Bet type requires the
selection of two or more horses in a race or the selection of the 1st, the
1st or 2nd, the 1st and 2nd or the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in each Leg of
a multirace Bet type, each individual Bet including each individual Bet
resulting from the permutation of a Backer's selections entered by
means of a Multiple.
“Betting” is descriptive of a system by which a Backer may submit a
Bet with the Operator in respect of horse races conducted by the Club in
Hong Kong or in respect of Overseas Race.
“Betting Account” shall have the meaning as defined in the Betting
“Betting Day” means the operating hours for a day or days as
advertised by the Operator from time to time.
“Betting Facilities Rules” means the Club's Betting Facilities Rules.
“Betting Locations” means the Club's Shatin and Happy Valley
racecourses and offsite betting centres and such other locations for
Betting approved by the Operator from time to time. Where the context
permits, the definition shall include the Club's official website and
those websites approved or operated by the Operator which allow for
the making of a Bet over the Internet.
“Betting Terminal” shall have the meaning as defined in the Betting
“Betting Ticket” means a physical ticket issued to a Backer having been
duly validated by a Betting Terminal; and for Telephone Betting,
Electronic Shroff Card, Customer Input Terminal, Internet Facility or
any other means utilised by the Operator, where no physical tickets are
issued, the part of the Official Record detailing a specific Bet shall be
the Betting Ticket.
“Cash” means notes or coins in the Hong Kong currency.
“Cash Voucher” shall have the meaning as defined in the Betting
“Club” means The Hong Kong Jockey Club.
“Computer Record” means the record or records produced by the
computer system utilised by the Operator.
“Customer Input Terminal” shall have the meaning as defined in the
Betting Facilities Rules.
“Declared Starter” means a horse declared to start in a race in
accordance with the Rules of Racing.
“Defaced Ticket” means any physical Betting Ticket which has either
been torn, damaged or defaced in such a way that in the Club’s opinion
the information recorded thereon cannot be deciphered.
“Disqualified” or “Disqualification” shall have the meanings as defined
respectively in the Rules of Racing.
(a) for Parimutuel Bets, the amount declared by the Operator to be
paid in respect of the “winning combination”, “consolation
combination” or “bonus combination”, as applied to each type of
Parimutuel Bet; and
(b) for Fixed Odds Bets, the winning stake of a Valid Bet multiplied
by the Fixed Odds recorded in the Operator’s Official Record for
such Valid Bet, subject to any maximum Dividend that the
Operator may impose pursuant to Rule 2.15.
“Dividend Rounding Account” means the account which:
(a) will be credited with that part of a Net Pool undistributed
consequential upon the rounding down of a Dividend and/or
Rebate pursuant to Rule 2.19 and/or Rule 3.7; and
(b) will be debited to supplement a Net Pool when a Dividend and/or
Rebate is rounded up pursuant to Rule 2.19 and/or Rule 3.7.
“Double” means a Bet in which the Backer has to select the 1st horse in
each of two nominated races. The “winning combination” is the 1st
horse in the 1st Leg coupled with the 1st horse in the 2nd Leg. The
“consolation combination” is the 1st horse in the 1st Leg coupled with
the 2nd horse in the 2nd Leg.
“Double Trio” means a Bet in which the Backer has to select the 1st,
2nd and 3rd horses, regardless of the finishing order, in each of two
nominated races. The “winning combination” is the selection of the 1st,
2nd and 3rd horses, regardless of their finishing order, in both Legs.
“Echo” means the verbal repeat of a Bet by a Staff to a Backer at the
time of the Backer making a Bet verbally using Telephone Betting as
recorded in the Club's voice recording system.
“Electronic Funds Transfer” means the transfer of funds electronically
using the Electronic Funds Transfer Terminal.
“Electronic Funds Transfer Terminal” shall have the meaning as
defined in the Betting Facilities Rules.
“Electronic Shroff Card” shall have the meaning as defined in the
Betting Facilities Rules.
“Facilities” means those equipment, network or system and related
services provided by the Club pursuant to the Betting Facilities Rules
and shall include such other equipment, network or system and related
services as are described in these Rules. Where the context permits, the
Facilities shall include the Betting Locations.
“False Start” means an occasion when a fair start has not been effected
and the riders return to the starting post in accordance with the
provisions of the Rules of Racing.
(a) Subject to subrule (b)